James M Deal is an associate in the corporate counselling and litigation section at Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP in Wilmington, Delaware.

Mr Deal is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law where he was an articles editor for the Virginia Journal of Law & Technology. He holds a BA in history from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He served as a clerk for the Honourable Rebecca Beach Smith of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.